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Flemington (Sat)

Caulfield, Bendigo Cup, Cranbourne Cup 2021

Melbourne Racing Tips  – Saturday February 19, 2022

Saturday @ Flemington:

Track: Good 4. Rail: True.


4:25pm R7 #2 EDUARDO
4:25pm R7 Quinella #2 EDUARDO & #1 NATURE STRIP (Best)
5:40pm R9 #3 PIONEER RIVER


Starts Race 6 at 3:45pm AEDT

1st leg: 1, 2, 3, 7
2nd leg: 1, 2, 7, 8
3rd leg: 1, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13
4th leg: 3, 6, 10, 11

$22.40 gets you 5%



EDUARDO (2) has beaten NATURE STRIP at his latest 2 campaign resumptions. Firstly in the G2 Challenge Stakes over 1000m in March last year, breaking the Randwick track record in a blistering 55.2 seconds and secondly in the G2 Shorts 1100m in September last year after NATURE STRIP had had the benefit of a prep run. Nash comes down to ride and I think this fellow will stalk NATURE STRIP in the run and will be too good for him again over the shorter distance of 1000m.


NATURE STRIP (1) is clearly the one to beat here with stats of 6 wins from 8 starts at the track and 9 wins from 15 starts at the distance. He has finally matured into a more relaxed race horse and is now able to harness his energy. Though I suspect he does his best work at 1200m these days, he did win this race last year and reunites with the jockey that rode him then in Jamie Kah. His 2 trials have been ok but I suspect he will derive benefit from the run and has bigger fish to fry this campaign with a possible tilt at Royal Ascot. (9) PROFITEER looks the best of the rest to fill the placings after 2 nice jump outs and his last start win at the track and distance was in slick time. If the other 2 are being saved for later targets this fellow might be the one to pounce.

Betting Approach:

(2) EDUARDO 0.5 units win @ $4.00

Race 9: BM84 HANDICAP 1200m

PIONEER RIVER (3) has 3 wins at this distance down the straight and 2 of them have been in his last 3 starts. His last start 4th at The Valley was ok, but coming back to Flemington with a 2kg claim, he looks well placed to stalk the speed and replicate his last 2 wins here.


ROSE QUARTZ (11) was travelling well in behind the leaders and eventual place getters last start when being disappointed for a run. She has a win here over the distance albeit it in a lower grade, and meets THE GARDEN 1.5kgs worse at the weights for her last start defeat. With clear air she could easily turn the tables on that horse in this race. THE GARDEN (10) was just nutted for 2nd at his first run this prep after working forward from a wide draw. Drops in weight for this and should get a more economical run however this is his first time down the straight. He’s a chance but his price looks a little skinny.

Betting Approach:

(3) PIONEER RIVER 0.5 units win @ $6.00

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